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Leaders Letter 68 – Take A Mental Health Day

Taking A Mental Health Day 

Dear leaders,

Something I am a firm believer in is a mental health day (or what some still refer to as a duvet day), the last 18 months has been testing for so many of us.

I wanted to practise what I preach and take this week’s letter off as a mental health day. 

With that said, the focus site has had some great content to read the last few weeks and today, I recommend you take a read of three articles and listen to the focus podcast this week.

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Friday Focus

Friday Focus – 27th November

Here are five brilliant pieces of content to help you and your teams for the weeks before Christmas and beyond.

1. Leadership & Understanding Your Team:
Simon Sinek’s: How to leverage your introversion

2. Mentorship:
How reverse mentorship can help make better leaders

3. Mental Health.
LinkedIn’s podcast series This is working – Chef David Chang discusses the impact of the kitchen, forced kitchen closures and mental health

4. Managing Stress:
How stress impacts your brain and body

5. The Hybrid Future
How Dropbox is building towards the virtual first workplace

Rapid Response: A virtual-first workplace, w/Dropbox's Drew Houston Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

In-office engagement or remote flexibility? We don't need to choose, says Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston. Facing the biggest shift in work habits in half a century, Houston has embarked on a radical experiment to reimagine how work gets done. The company's recently announced Virtual First plan dedicates all in-office activity to creative, team-based efforts, rebranding its offices as Dropbox Studios. Individual work will happen offsite, either at home or a self-chosen co-working space. Project teams set their own schedules. The unique opportunity of this moment, Houston says: How do we make work better? Yes, he admits, remote work feeds Dropbox's business, which now includes a collaboration with Zoom as part of a re-thought product roadmap. If Dropbox is going to design for the future of work, says Houston, then its own workforce needs to live in that future, right now.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.